One of the deals that went under the radar was that of Chicago Fire signing former Real Madrid midfielder Alvaro Medran, the club announced last week. The signing of the Spaniard was completed using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), a budget specific to Major League Soccer.
Chicago Fire did not have a great season, as they missed out on reaching the play-offs yet another time and head coach Veljko Paunovic and general manager Nelson Rodriguez want to bring in someone that could get ready for the MLS 2020 to improve their team.
Bastian Schweinsteiger already left the club as he decided to finish his playing career, while team’s top scorer Nemanja Nikolic is also among departures. Medran made 77 La Liga appearances for several clubs and he also played for Spain at various youth levels, most recently at the U-21 level. It’s a transitional winter for Chicago, who could have all three Designated Player slots open ahead of moving back to Soldier Field in 2020.
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